Accessibility: Usability for all | Interaction Design Foundation

Let’s examine a topic we often take for granted to understand what it’s really about. Doing so, you’ll be able to proceed with a broader appreciation of how users engage your designs. … A design is only useful if it’s accessible to the user: any user, anywhere, anytime. We often mistake the concept of accessibility as involving people with disabilities. However, we’re all disabledContinue reading “Accessibility: Usability for all | Interaction Design Foundation”

Accessibility Through Semantic HTML ◆ 24 ways

Working on Better, a tracker blocker, I spend an awful lot of my time with my nose in other people’s page sources. I’m mostly there looking for harmful tracking scripts, but often notice the HTML on some of the world’s most popular sites is in a sad state of neglect. What does neglected HTML look like?Continue reading “Accessibility Through Semantic HTML ◆ 24 ways”

Web Accessibility 101: Design for All People, Not Most

Web Accessibility 101: Design for All People, Not Most B Web design is about accessibility. Most web designers aim to create products for the largest swath of people within their audience, casting their designs out like gaping nets to yield them the greatest influx of users. And while there’s logic to that design principle, itContinue reading “Web Accessibility 101: Design for All People, Not Most”

How Current Design Trends Impact Web Accessibility

“You are not your users.” “Involve people with disabilities in user testing.” “The average user does not exist.” “Design for the extremes, and the middle will take care of itself.” We hear these phrases all the time, yet a lot of people still believe that accessibility is mostly a quality assurance or developer’s responsibility, somethingContinue reading “How Current Design Trends Impact Web Accessibility”

Important things to in mind for Accessibility & Usability of an application

A mobile application is a medium where a user can get all the information related to your services and products. Here, UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) part plays an important role. It can help you to increase the acceptability of an app. Accordingly, it increases the usability of an application will inflate theContinue reading “Important things to in mind for Accessibility & Usability of an application”

Accessible website design for users with disabilities lags far behind demand

“The internet is, in essence, broken,” said Todd Bankofier, the CEO of accessibility software company AudioEye. Last week the company announced a partnership with web design firm Dealer Inspire, which makes customer-facing sites for auto retailers, to implement AudioEye’s Ally Toolbar across their entire portfolio. The move “expands our reach immediately, making it much moreContinue reading “Accessible website design for users with disabilities lags far behind demand”

Designing inclusively: Some examples

The video below has lots of examples of designing inclusively in the built environment. There are two key messages: get a diverse group of people together before you start designing, and think about all the extra people you can serve or sell to when you design with everyone in mind. While there are several videos around withContinue reading “Designing inclusively: Some examples”

Inclusive – Microsoft Design

Inclusive Design at Microsoft It’s in our mission statement: empower every person on the planet to achieve more. Designing for inclusivity opens up our experiences and reflects how people adapt to the world around them. … Our inclusive design principles Recognize exclusion Exclusion happens when we solve problems using our own biases. As Microsoft designers, we seekContinue reading “Inclusive – Microsoft Design”

ARIA Labels and Relationships  |  Web  | Google Developers

Labels ARIA provides several mechanisms for adding labels and descriptions to elements. In fact, ARIA is the only way to add accessible help or description text. Let’s look at the properties ARIA uses to create accessible labels. aria-label aria-label allows us to specify a string to be used as the accessible label. This overrides any otherContinue reading “ARIA Labels and Relationships  |  Web  | Google Developers”

Accessibility for Visual Design

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As designers, we need to remember that the same is true of color and all visual abilities. It’s estimated that 4.5% of the global population experience color blindness (that’s 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women), 4% suffer from low vision (1 inContinue reading “Accessibility for Visual Design”